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#1 Paulwheatley

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:28 PM



Anyone know how to disable logging of traffic to the firewall log, "bdfirewall.txt"?
(the log can be viewed in advanced view -> Firewall -> Activity tab -> Show log button)

It seems that this file is just going to get bigger and bigger and bigger .... not to mention the performance impact that writing the log has on the system. The log even gets written-to when the firewall is disabled, which seems crazy! blink.gif



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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:14 AM

Hello Paulwheatley,

You must know that each time the firewall is disabled or enabled again that is also written to bdfirewall.txt.

No, you can't disable firewall logging. To decrease the size you can uncheck increased log verbosity.
You need from time to time delete the bdfirewall.txt file which is located : Program Files,Common Files,BitDefender,BitDefender Firewall.

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#3 Paulwheatley

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (Niels @ Jan 14 2009, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello Paulwheatley,

You must know that each time the firewall is disabled or enabled again that is also written to bdfirewall.txt.

No, you can't disable firewall logging. To decrease the size you can uncheck increased log verbosity.
You need from time to time delete the bdfirewall.txt file which is located : Program Files,Common Files,BitDefender,BitDefender Firewall.

Kind regards,
Niels


Hello Niels

Thank you for your reply.

It is not just the "firewall enabled/disabled" messages that are written to the bdfirewall.txt log.

It seems that all internet connection attempts (failed or succeeded) are still written to the log, even though the firewall is disabled (thousands and thousands of messages!).

It is not possible to delete bdfirewall.txt, as it is a system protected file.

I have even uninstalled the BD firewall NDIS driver from TCP/IP properties, but this did not work.







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